Bermont-Carlin Wealth Management

Bermont-Carlin Wealth Management

Founded in 1974 our group is one of our community’s longest tenured wealth management groups. Our process requires a complete commitment to understanding all of our clients’ needs, challenges and aspirations, needed to craft a highly customized strategy for each of our clients. Our process demands an exceptional level of service and the highest degree of professional skills. Most of all, it takes a complete team commitment to helping our clients live the lives they have always wanted to live, as well as building the legacies they have dreamed of leaving. As Private Wealth Advisors and Portfolio Managers, we provide access to the full range of services necessary to help design and implement truly comprehensive wealth management plans. We are here to help you find solutions for the many complexities of managing significant, multigenerational wealth, so you are free to enjoy its rewards.

We manage approximately $2.8 billion* for an elite clientele of ultra-high net worth individuals and families, institutions, corporate entities and not-for-profit corporations. Our clients have worked hard, and in many cases for many generations, for the success they have achieved as well the wealth they have created. They come to us for our assistance in creating highly customized strategies to help protect and over time prudently grow their capital, maintain their lifestyles and create a legacy for future generations to come. From our founding, our primary mission has been to build close, cooperative and enduring relationships with our clients. We are honored that many of these relationships have spanned several decades and multiple generations.

*As of 06/30/2018
Capabilities
  • Philanthropic Services
  • Professional Portfolio Management1
  • Asset Management2
  • Endowments and Foundations3
  • Estate Planning Strategies4
  • Financial Planning5
  • Lending Products
  • Retirement Planning6
  • Wealth Management7
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About PWM

Founded in 1977, Private Wealth Management is the division of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management that is dedicated to serving the firm’s most affluent clients, including some of the world’s most accomplished entrepreneurs, executives and stewards of multigenerational wealth. Functioning as an exclusive investment boutique within a global financial firm, we deliver sophisticated solutions that leverage the intellectual capital and insight of Morgan Stanley’s substantial global resources. Drawing on a deep understanding of your financial life, our goal is to help you:
  • Manage investments with an unwavering focus on your financial strategy and personal goals
  • Create comprehensive, multigenerational wealth management plans based on your needs, challenges and the values that guide your life and legacy
  • Simplify financial complexity to help you achieve clarity and control
Private Wealth Management Highlights
  • Approximately 250 teams1  specialized in assisting individuals and families with $20MM+ in investable assets
  • Over $330 billion in AUM2
  • Comprising 26% of the Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors list for 20173
  • Direct access to ultra high net worth experts in philanthropy, family dynamics, wealth transfer, lifestyle advisory and other areas of interest to ultra high net worth families
1 Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, December 31, 2017
2 Morgan Stanley Internal Compensable Revenue Report, December 31, 2017
3 Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors, April 2017

Approach

Discovery Process
Investing the time to learn about you and your family; your assets and liabilities and the risk exposures, enables us to formulate strategies and customize the relationship to your needs.
Formulation of Tax, Trust and Estate Strategy
Working with your tax and legal advisors, we help analyze your income and estate tax circumstances to identify and tailor planning techniques that may be used to address your objectives.
Creation of Customized Strategic Asset Allocation
Your customized asset allocation reflects risk, opportunities and taxation across multiple entities, while integrating your investing and estate plans.
Integration of Tactical Asset Allocation
Short-term adjustments seek to capitalize on temporary market distortions. Before making adjustments, we analyze the impact of taxes and trading costs on potential returns.
Implementation of a Customized Wealth Strategy
After comprehensive due diligence and analysis of expected results across multiple market scenarios, strategies are chosen from our expansive investment platform.
Awards
  • Barron’s Magazine “Top Advisors List”, 2009-2018
  • Forbes Magazine “Top 200 Wealth Advisors” - 2017
  • Financial Times “Top 400 Advisors” - 2017
  • UM School of Business – Johnson A. Edosowman Leadership Institute “Excellence in Leadership Award” – 2017
  • Coral Gables Community Foundation Arts & Culture Award - 2015
  • Morgan Stanley Community Leadership Award - 2014

In The Press

Location

220 Alhambra Circle
10th Floor
Coral Gables, FL 33134
US
Direct:
(305) 476-3302(305) 476-3302
Toll Free:
(800) 327-4607(800) 327-4607

Meet Bermont Carlin Wealth Management

About Me

Adam E. Carlin is Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Management Director at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management.  

From 2006 to 2009, he was selected for Research magazine’s "Winner’s Circle State-by–State" ranking of the top advisors in America. From 2009 through 2017 Barron’s magazine named him one of the top advisors in the country and in the State of Florida.1 In addition, Adam has been included as a member in the inaugural listing of Forbes "Top 200 Wealth Advisors."

Adam is an active supporter of education, having taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Miami’s School of Business Administration where he also serves as a member of the Business School’s Board of Overseers. In 2006, he co-founded and helped underwrite the MBA Ethics Fellow Internship program at the University of Miami, for which he also co-founded and underwrote the Bermont/Carlin Group Undergraduate Scholars program in support of the University’s most outstanding students majoring in finance.

In addition to his professional responsibilities, Adam is involved in a wide range of community activities. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the following organizations: University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (for which he is the Chair of the Board), New World Symphony (for which he is a Vice Chairman of the Board), The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, The DCC Advisory Board and The Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Adam is a member of the George E. Merrick Society at the University of Miami. Furthermore, in recognition of his continued support, Adam holds Ordre d’Egalité status at United Way Miami. In 2011 Adam was also named Champion of Community Spirit by Cancer Support Community Greater Miami, as well as being recognized as one of Ronald McDonald House’s ‘12 Good Men’. In 2014 he was awarded the prestigious Morgan Stanley Community Leadership Award, honoring those employees who have consistently exhibited leadership both within Morgan Stanley as well as within their community. Most recently, in 2015, the Coral Gables Community Foundation awarded Adam their Arts & Culture Award for his continued commitment to Arts & Culture within the South Florida community.
Securities Agent: AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WV; Investment Advisor Representative; General Securities Representative
NMLS#: 1411236

About Me

A Co-Founder of the Bermont/Carlin Group, Richard B. Bermont and his team create highly customized investment strategies and wealth management plans based on their clients’ specific needs, goals and challenges. Richard’s entire professional career has been devoted to the investment management business. With over 50 years of experience as a portfolio manager, he was one of the first managers at Drexel Burnham Lambert in Miami in 1974, remaining with the firm until its sale in 1989 to Smith Barney.
Richard graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in economics, and created the Richard B. Bermont Family Endowment Excellence Fund in Business at UT. He remains a committed supporter of education and has served as a trustee of the University of Miami and as the president of the University of Miami Citizens’ Board. The University of Miami designated him as an honorary alumnus, and, in 2010, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the University’s Citizens’ Board. In 2008, Richard and his colleague, Adam, co-founded and funded the Bermont/Carlin Group Scholars program, which recognizes the University’s most outstanding finance majors. He was instrumental in founding the UM’s Student-Managed Investment Fund and continues to serve as an advisor to the fund.
As an Ibis Society member, Richard continues to be active in fundraising for the University of Miami. He is a past chairman of the Bankers Club Board of Governors, a past President of the Economic Society of South Florida an Director of Lotus Home Shelter for Women and Children.
Securities Agent: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WY, OK; Investment Advisor Representative; BM/Supervisor; General Securities Principal; General Securities Representative; Transactional Futures/Commodities; Managed Futures

About Me

A member of the Bermont/Carlin Group team since 2001, Brian Exelbert is a designated Financial Planning Specialist who works with the team’s clients to design and implement highly customized strategies based on their precise needs and goals. 

As a native of Miami, Brian graduated from the Florida State University with a B.S. in Finance.  Brian is an active supporter of the arts and education, and currently serves on the Make-A-Wish Foundation Champion’s Board.  He was a member of the Friends of New World Symphony Executive Committee, a past President of the South Florida Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and has been involved with fundraising campaigns to save the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center.
Brian lives in Coconut Grove with his wife and two children. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, reading, yoga, playing soccer, and CrossFit.
Securities Agent: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, KY, MA, MD, ME, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, VA; Investment Advisor Representative; General Securities Representative
NMLS#: 1255700

About Me

Professional Details
-Master of Business Administration (MBA) University of Southern California
-Charter Financial Analyst (CFA) Candidate, successfully passing the first two levels
-Previous experience: Wells Fargo and Deutsche Bank Investment Banking providing strategic advice for Fortune 500  Company’s liquidity needs
-Series 7, 66 Licensed
-Volunteer and Contributor for NFTE, Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship; AEI, American Enterprise Institute; FIDF Friends  of the Israeli Defense Force; Member of JNF; Member of AIPAC
-Focused on working with High Net Worth Individuals and Families
-University of Florida, Bachelor Degree – Finance
Securities Agent: AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WV; Investment Advisor Representative; General Securities Representative
NMLS#: 1460457

About Me

Securities Agent: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MI, NC, NJ, NV, NY, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV; Investment Advisor Representative; General Securities Representative
NMLS#: 1288357

About Me

Charles Schifano is an Executive Director and Portfolio Manager Specialist at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management. Before joining Bermont * Carlin Wealth Management Charlie started his career at Morgan Stanley in 1991 on the Mortgaged Backed Security Trading Desk and later as Liability Manager for 5 offshore MBS hedge funds. In 1995 Charlie Joined Citigroup Asset Management as a Fixed Income Fund Manager, responsible for managing / co-managing over $4Bln in investment grade mutual funds and separately managed accounts. In 2002 Charlie joined UBS Wealth Management as the Head of the Fixed Income Relationship Management Team. In 2007, Charlie re-joined Morgan Stanley in Capital Markets and was responsible for Fixed Income Regional Sales and most recently as Senior Market Strategist / Client Portfolio Manager. Charlie graduated Cum Laude from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

About Me

Professional Details
- Series 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 15, 24, 63 & 65 Licensed
- Insurance Licensed
- Branch Manager for 19 Years
- Industry Experience since 1972
- 35 Years at Morgan Stanley*

About Me

Professional Details
Joined The Bermont/Carlin Group in 2003
Financial Services Industry since 1999
Series 7 and 63 Licensed

About Me

Professional Details
Series 7, 63 and 66 Licensed
Joined The Bermont Carlin Group in 2005
Financial Industry Experience since 1998
Previously Worked at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse First Boston
Miami Native
BBA - Finance and International Business
Florida International University
Attended FSU, Received Minor in Criminal Justice

About Me

Professional Details
Series 7 and 66 Licensed
BBA Finance- Florida State University

About Me

Professional Details
-Series 6, 7, 63, & 65
-Life Health & Variable Annuity
-13 Years of Experience in Finance

About Me

Professional Details
Series 6, 7, 63
BA from Florida State University

About Me

Professional Details
Series 6, 7, 63
MBA Finance - Boston College
BBA International Business - Temple University

About Me

MBA - Northwest Missouri State University

BBA - Eastern Mediterranean University

Financial Industry Experience Since 2002

Series 7, 66 Licensed
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  • Wealth Transfer & Philanthropy
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  • Family Governance & Wealth Education
  • Lifestyle Advisory
  • Business Services
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